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Archive February 2022

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New Mexico attorney workload study shows alarming understaffing

“The New Mexico Project” workload analysis report from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, completed and released in January 2022, says we are short 602 fulltime attorneys to handle our current caseload.

NAPD Applauds the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

We welcome the diversity that Judge Jackson’s career and lived experience will bring to the bench. NAPD is especially proud that a fellow public defender may soon serve on the nation’s highest court—a court long dominated by former prosecutors and corporate attorneys.

Shared Pain and a Rising Community

Several days ago, dozens of public defenders around the country shared their collective pain about an all-too-familiar dilemma. Despite the satisfaction and righteousness of this work, crushing workloads and poor pay make sustaining a career (and a healthy life beyond work) exceptionally challenging. Sometimes impossible.

NAPD Celebrates Black History Month

This month, NAPD celebrates Black History Month by sharing information, insights, and inspiration via our social media platforms. In addition, we will host our final two racial justice webinars.  We hope you will celebrate alongside us by following our post and attending the February webinar events. 

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